16 days in California Itinerary

16 days in California Itinerary

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1
San Simeon
— 2 nights
2
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
3
Yosemite National Park
— 1 night
4
San Francisco
— 2 nights
5
Crescent City
— 2 nights
6
Fort Bragg
— 2 nights

2
nights
San Simeon

San Simeon ©
When you arrive in tiny San Simeon, which lies halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles, you can see why William Randolph Hearst chose this coastal locale for his famous hilltop castle.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): visit a coastal fixture at Piedras Blancas Light Station, look for all kinds of wild species at Friends of the Elephant Seal, and then stroll through Moonstone Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun): step into the grandiose world of Hearst Castle, thenlearn about winemaking at Hearst Ranch Winery, thenstop by Sebastian General Store, and finally kick back and relax at William Randolph Hearst Memorial Beach.

To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read San Simeon attractions planner.

Prague, Czech Republic to San Simeon is an approximately 22.5-hour combination of flight and car. You'll gain 9 hours traveling from Prague to San Simeon due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Prague in June, you will find days in San Simeon are much hotter (°C), and nights are about the same (°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in San Simeon

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Moonstone Beach
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Friends of the Elephant Seal ©
Friends of the Elephant Seal
Moonstone Beach ©
Moonstone Beach
Hearst Castle ©
Hearst Castle

3
nights
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park ©
With mountain peaks reaching past 4,250 m (14,000 ft) and trees stretching to over 75 m (250 ft) high, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks present nature on a grand scale.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Moro Rock and Kings Canyon National Park. Get outdoors at General Grant Tree Trail and Manzanar National Historic Site. There's more to do: admire the sheer force of Grizzly Falls and cruise along Generals Hwy.

To find where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by car from San Simeon to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and car; or do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from San Simeon in June, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park is a bit warmer at night with lows of °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to catch the bus to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Manzanar National Historic Site
Highlights from your plan
Kings Canyon National Park ©
Kings Canyon National Park
Moro Rock ©
Moro Rock
General Grant Tree Trail ©
General Grant Tree Trail

1
night
Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park ©
Massive granite mountains, towering waterfalls, groves of Giant Sequoia trees, and wilderness as far as the eye can see distinguish the landscape of Yosemite National Park.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point, thenexplore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, thenstroll through Panorama Trail, and finally explore the activities along Mirror Lake/Meadow Trail. Keep things going the next day: identify plant and animal life at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area, take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, thenstroll through Nevada Falls Loop, and finally admire the sheer force of Yosemite Falls.

For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Yosemite National Park by bus takes about 8.5 hours. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in June; daily highs in Yosemite National Park reach °C and lows reach °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Trails
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Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Yosemite Falls ©
Yosemite Falls
Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 29th (Sat), get great views at Twin Peaks, thensnap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, and then stroll through Alcatraz Island. On the 30th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get curious at Exploratorium and then see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

To see more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the San Francisco vacation planner.

You can fly from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and subway; or take a bus. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in June, you will find days in San Francisco are a bit cooler (°C), and nights are a bit warmer (°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Crescent City.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites Museums Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium

2
nights
Crescent City

Crescent City ©
Crescent City is the county seat and only incorporated city in Del Norte County, California. On the 1st (Mon), see the interesting displays at End of the Trail Museum, thendelve into the lush surroundings at Trees of Mystery, thentake a memorable drive along Requa Road, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Northcoast Marine Mammal Center. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Lone Ranch Beach and then take a memorable drive along Samuel H. Boardman State Scenic Corridor.

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Crescent City road trip site.

You can fly from San Francisco to Crescent City in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from San Francisco in June; daily highs in Crescent City reach °C and lows reach °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Fort Bragg.

Things to do in Crescent City

Outdoors Scenic Drive Parks

Side Trips

Klamath, Brookings
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Trees of Mystery ©
Trees of Mystery
Samuel H. Boardman State Scenic Corridor ©
Lone Ranch Beach ©
Lone Ranch Beach

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nights
Fort Bragg

Fort Bragg ©
Fort Bragg is a coastal city along State Route 1 in Mendocino County, California. On the 3rd (Wed), stop by Gallery Bookshop & Bookwinkle's Children's Books, stroll through Mendocino Coast, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Pudding Creek Beach, and finally kick back and relax at Noyo Headlands Park. Keep things going the next day: immerse yourself in nature at Jug Handle State Reserve, thenlearn about winemaking at Pacific Star Winery, and then immerse yourself in nature at MacKerricher State Park.

To find ratings, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Fort Bragg trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by car from Crescent City to Fort Bragg takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car. When traveling from Crescent City in July, plan for warmer days and about the same nights in Fort Bragg: temperatures range from °C by day to °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Fort Bragg

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Mendocino
Highlights from your plan
Mendocino Coast ©
Mendocino Coast
MacKerricher State Park ©
MacKerricher State Park
Jug Handle State Reserve ©
Jug Handle State Reserve

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